Should Fibreglass Roofing Be Installed In Winter?

January 17, 2018 11:20 am Published by

Fibreglass roofing is a highly efficient material for any flat roof, but should you have it installed in winter?

ProPlas FibreGlass Roofing is a top fibreglass roofing company who can offer all the advice needed on GRP roofing. We have been involved in the specialist fibreglass flat roofing industry for many years, making us one of the most experienced in the country.

Backed up by the technical departments of high-quality resin manufacturers, we are true experts in the field of GRP roofing.

If fibreglass roofing is correctly installed, it should give you a lifetime of worry-free protection from the elements all year round. However, installing a GRP roof in the winter can prove very difficult and if possible should be avoided.

Why shouldn’t you have a fibreglass roof installed in winter?

Firstly, the cold and damp conditions will adversely affect the curing properties of the resin and topcoat (unless steps are taken to combat these).

Consequently, the site should be adequately covered prior to fixing the final boarding in place. This will ensure it remains dry and the installers can work comfortably in event of rain. Although this might be pricier, it is crucial to ensure the fibreglass work is carried out in the best possible conditions.

Low temperatures will also affect the materials during installation.

There are other chemicals that can be used to combat the low temperatures, but our advice would always be to wait until the temperatures are better.

If this is not possible, talk to the installers to satisfy yourself of their experience and competence, and talk to the resin manufacturers and get their recommendations.

The roof is possibly the single most important area of the building, so it is worth taking the time to ensure you are appointing experienced and competent installers, such as ProPlas Fibreglass Roofing, who can give you a long-lasting highly waterproof membrane.

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